When I saw Nicky's blog I got a glimpse of how close to finishing some tops are when they make it into the UFO cupboard. Her beautiful quilt was so close to being finished that it wasn't long before the top was put together.
Sheepishly, I went to the darkest corners of my cupboard and pulled out a UFO that was similarly close to completion.
Only the last 1/8th of the top needs to be finished. It was started in a class with Karen Cunningham in 2006. Karen called her quilt Antique Applique Sampler. I followed Karen's pattern for the 8 central blocks, but went out on my own for the borders. If you look closely you will see the blue pen lines outlining the applique yet to be sewn. Fingers are crossed that it will wash out when I complete the applique, which will be very soon now since Nicky has comprehensively shamed me.
If you are wondering how my applique relates to the post title...it doesn't. Friday morning saw the annual "Wrap with Love" knit-in at Sydney's ABC building (home of Australia's national non- commercial broadcaster). I arrived clutching my wool, needles and some recently completed 10" squares
and met up with Kate and hundreds of other people, all knitting furiously to make wraps from squares sewn into 4 X 7 arrangements.
Well, some of us were knitting. Since 1992, Wraps with Love has produced more than 250,000 wraps and donated them to more than 70 countries.
Before I left for work, I took a photo of a small sample of wraps and squares
Apparently they accept some quilts, but by far the majority of wraps are produced by our knittin' cousins.